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Old 03-11-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Breeding keyhole cichlids

Hi I'm thinking about breeding keyhole cichlids and I have a few questions.

1) how big do they need to be to breed
2) how do you sex them
3) how many eggs will they lay
4) are they good parents
5) how fast do the baby's grow

Thankyou so much for the advice I know it is a lot ask.

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Old 03-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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How about just how fast the babys grow.
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They have to learn to be good parents. They'll probably eat a few rounds of young, and then start to protect them.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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Thanks how fast do the baby's grow
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Probably about 6 months before you can differentiate the different sexes, but full grown at about a year.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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How big to 1-3
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How big to 1-3
Sorry how long.
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What'd you mean?
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:36 AM   #10
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Like how long till there big enough to sell
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As soon as you want, but I'd wait until they're sexually mature. And if you do start breeding them... Can you ship me a female???
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Thanks I'll try to ship one your way when I start breeding them. But what I meat with that question is like how long does it approximately take for them to grow to about a inch.
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3 months or less, depending on how much and what they're being fed.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #14
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What type and what amount of food do you think would grow faster. Thanks
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Baby brine shrimp, until they get older, then move them to flakes or whatever, with the occasional bloodworms for a treat.
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Thanks I think I'll write all this down so I remember it all.
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Ok, but ya... Pm me when you start selling!
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I'll probably start around June.
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Perfect! Cause that's when I'm gonna need them!
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
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Just one more question do you know how much it would cost and how to ship the fish. Thanks
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